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Roma Downey's Journey From TV Star to Subtly Superpowered Producer

She and husband Mark Burnett turn out hits that celebrate the human spirit

Shortly after marrying in 2007, Mark Burnett and Roma Downey decided to work together as producers, creating the company LightWorkers Media. "We didn't have any doubts," says Burnett. The same…

How the Reality TV King Created 11 Popular Shows and Counting

Mark Burnett on The Voice, The Bible and that epic beard

As of a couple of weeks ago, Mark Burnett's schedule for the week of May 11 was still surprisingly unfilled. "It's funny, but I haven't been invited to an upfront…

A Low Note for American Idol

Fox's elderly competition show is losing its range

Is that a fat lady singing? American Idol did manage to beat CBS' venerable reality competition show Survivor on Wednesday night, but not by much: The show scored a 2.6…

Déjà Vu All Over Again as CBS Renews 18 Series

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it

In what has become a rite of spring, CBS on Thursday announced it has renewed 18 series for next season.  Eighteen appears to be Nina Tassler’s lucky number, as this marks…

Ratings: More Slippage on Wednesday Night

Ironside wobbles to the brink of cancellation, Super Fun Night dims

Erosion continues to plague the Wednesday night broadcast lineup, as new shows and returning veterans once again suffered significant ratings reversals. Per Nielsen live-plus-same-day data, every network series took a hit…

Ironside Rolls to a Dead Stop; Super Fun Night Lifts ABC

Cop show is NBC’s all-time lowest-rated fall drama debut

ABC’s decision to mothball the Super Fun Night pilot seems to have paid off, as the replacement episode performed well on Wednesday night. The series premiere of the Rebel Wilson vehicle…

Hump Day Dump Day: Wednesday Ratings Drop

Big losses for Revolution, Modern Family

But for bounce-back performances from Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and The X Factor, every returning Wednesday night broadcast series lost ground. In some cases, the regression was downright…

The X Factor Stumbles Out of the Gate

Record low ratings for Season 3 premiere

Fox has a black hole punched through the middle of its prime-time schedule, and if the Season 3 premiere of The X Factor is anything to go by, the void…

Former Mad Men Star Jared Harris Stays Away From Social Media

Internet cocktails, however …

Specs Who Jared Harris Age 51 Accomplishments Stars as Hodge Starkweather in The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, in theaters Aug. 21; played ill-fated ad exec Lane Pryce on Mad Men; appeared as…

Déjà Vu All Over Again as CBS Renews 18 Series

Elementary makes the cut, outlook for Vegas is unfavorable

It’s Groundhog Day at CBS, as the top-rated broadcast network has booked a return ticket for 18 of its original series—the same number it renewed a year ago. Among the programs…

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